The role of gender in economic activities with special reference to women's participation and empowerment in rural Bangladesh

Bangladesh is known as a predominantly male-dominated society with traditional and religious beliefs that restrict women’s mobility and participation in economic and social activities. This article is based on national rural representative household-level data collected in 1987 and 2000 from 62 villages in Bangladesh jointly conducted by the International Rice Research Institute and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. First, this article depicts patterns of women’s work and analyzes the factors that influence the gender division of labor.

GIFT tilapia raise culture efficiency in Sri Lanka

The wide distribution and ongoing improvement of GIFT tilapia in Sri Lanka is raising the living standards of poor people and contributing to gender equality through employment for women in rural areas. So far, the GIFT fish have undergone four generations of selection for increased harvest weight in Sri Lanka. Now preferred in varied culture systems across the country, GIFT fish grow faster and have higher survival than local tilapia stocks.

Gender mainstreaming in community fisheries management

In Cambodia, women have traditionally been regarded as poor in terms of physically ability and knowledge. The voices of women have often been unheard in terms of social influence and decision-making. Therefore, the Fisheries Administration and community-based Natural Resource Management Learning Institute initiated a study focusing on the roles, needs and aspirations of women in fishing and community fisheries management in coastal regions of Cambodia.

Gender and aquaculture: sharing the benefits equitably

Aquaculture is the fastest growing agricultural sector in the world; it can meet both the food security and cash needs of poor households in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Women’s involvement in aquaculture is more significant than often assumed. In many developing countries formal statistics often overlook the nature and extent of their vital contribution. Research on gender and aquaculture at the WorldFish Center identifies five key themes for consideration.

The fish trader+ model: a guide for implementation

The WorldFish Center, in partnership with FAO, is implementing the regional programme "Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa: investing in sustainable solutions". This programme aims at strengthening the capacity in the region to develop sustainable solutions to enhance the contributions of fish and fisheries to economic and human development. In particular, the programme is building a strategic response to HIV/AIDS in the fisheries sector that will generate benefits for vulnerable groups in wider society.

Diversification of aquaculture for empowerment to fisheries through institution village linkage programme (IVLP) in Kerala, India

Technology Assessment and Refinement through the Institution Village Linkage Programme (IVLP) is the latest participatory extension model successfully undertaken by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in India. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has been implementing IVLP since 2001 to assess and refine the technologies of the coastal agro ecosystems at Elamkunnapuzha village (Vypeen Island) in the Ernakulam District of Kerala.

Comprendre et réduire la vulnérabilité des femmes commerçantes de poisson à Kasenga, RD Congo

This pilot project stems from the results of the study conducted by Professor Kalunga and his team in the city of Kasenga and its surroundings. This study is part of a program Regional which is entitled : Fisheries and HIV / AIDS in Africa - Investing in sustainable solutions. It is implemented by WorldFish Center in collaboration with World Vision DRC .

Assessment of access to health services and vulnerabilities of female fish traders in the Kafue Flats, Zambia: analysis report

Under the regional programme Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Investing in Sustainable Solutions, the WorldFish Center conducted this study on access to health services and vulnerabilities of female fish traders in the Kafue Flats floodplains in Zambia.

Report on involvement of women in shrimp technology development: shrimp quality support project 2, implemented by WorldFish Center

This report focused on the scope and promotion of women participation in shrimp value chain and find out the factors of gender equity and enhancement of women empowerment along with the value chain of the shrimp industry.

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